kottke.org posts about race

Remnick writing Obama bookDec 17 2008

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, is writing a book about Barack Obama, race, and politics in America. The "germ of the book" is a great piece that ran in the magazine shortly after the election called The Joshua Generation.

The must-see link for today is SocialMar 08 2007

The must-see link for today is Social Explorer. Jump right to the maps section or to the New York City % White 1910-2000 and the the New York City % Black 1910-2000 slideshows. Running the shows forward, you can see blacks settling into Harlem, Brooklyn, and Queens and then spreading out from there. I wish it were slightly easier to make slideshows, but it's still really fun to play around with all the maps. (via vsl)

Racial disparities in tipping taxi driversJul 18 2005

Racial disparities in tipping taxi drivers. African-American drivers were tipped 1/3 less than white drivers and African-American passengers tipped 50% less than white passengers.

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